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16 April 2023

Friday saw a team of City staff members trek 26 miles from the University of Bradford Stadium to Rochdale’s Crown Oil Arena, in the Claret and Amber Ramble, with over £15,000 and counting currently raised for The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

Setting off from Valley Parade just before 7.00am on April 14, walkers took on the challenge in aid of the charity, founded by City legend Stephen Darby following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease in 2018.

The club had already smashed its fundraising target of £10,000 before departing on Friday, and has since passed the £15,000 mark, with the aim of now raising £20,000.

Darby represented City between 2012 and 2017, captaining the side and making a total of 239 appearances, after appearing 40 times on loan for Rochdale during the 2011/12 season.

In 2018, he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and shortly after set up The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation alongside his close friend, the late Chris Rimmer, in order to fund support for families affected by motor neurone disease, and research a cure.

Embarking on the arduous 11-hour ramble, City’s walkers arrived at Spotland shortly before 6.00pm on Friday, before watching the Bantams record a 3-0 victory over Dale yesterday afternoon.

A true icon of Bradford City AFC, Stephen Darby gave this club so much, and we want to support everyone suffering from this terrible condition as much as we can, as we #AttackMND together.

We will continue to raise funds in our attempts to smash through the £20,000 barrier, with signed memorabilia and kind donations from across the EFL set to be auctioned over the coming weeks, with all proceeds heading to the appeal. All donations and support are very much appreciated.

To leave a donation and support the Claret and Amber Ramble, please CLICK HERE.

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